Go Behind The Scenes – A.J. JULIANI – Education Article

I distinctly remember the moment in 2013 when my first book proposal was accepted by Routledge (Eye on Education). It is worth noting that I sent proposals out to over ten different publishers, and the latest iteration of my proposal was sent to Routledge in April of 2013 after they had been acquired by Taylor & Francis (in short: this was a miracle in my eyes at the time). The most amazing part of this proposal process is that…

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Inside the Daily Creative Battle – A.J. JULIANI – Education Article

I’m releasing a new book into the world very soon. It is different from any other book I’ve ever written. It is different in format (it is a daily read with 366 short vignettes, stories, quotes, and ideas on empathy), it is different in who the audience is going to be (I wrote it for anyone who interacts with people, but specifically for those of us that interact with kids as a parent, teacher, coach, or leader), it is…

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What We Can Learn About Empathy From the Inventor of the Yellow Traffic Light – A.J. JULIANI – Education Article

Note: The following is an extended excerpt from my upcoming book, Empathy Every Day: How to Listen, Learn, and Lead with Empathy. It is filled with 366 daily stories, vignettes, bits of research, and quotes on empathy (yep, that’s one for each day).  If you visited Cleveland in 1923, the streets were filled with all kinds of bicycles, horse-drawn wagons, cars, and people walking. Most of the roads at this time had no traffic signals, but the large intersections…

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These 8 Books Will Teach You About Empathy – A.J. JULIANI – Education Article

*Note: Closed Captioning is available on this YouTube video. Today in this short video (and podcast episode), we’re going to be talking about empathy. Yes, empathy. I’m working on a new book called “Empathy Every Day.” It is 366 short vignettes, stories, quotes, and research about listening, learning, and leading with empathy. As I’m going through this writing process, I’ve been reading a lot about empathy. Particularly, I want to share eight books that spoke to me in different…

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‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ Has Never Been More Important Than It is Today – Education Article

It’s not.     Anne Frank is not dead.     Not in 1945. Not in 2019.     Anne was a Dutch Jew hiding from the Nazis with her family and four others in a loft above her father’s former factory in Amsterdam.     The teenager is the most famous victim of the Holocaust, but her story doesn’t end when she succumbed to typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in the closing days of WWII.     Because…

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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Cultivating Empathy In Learning – Education Article

Empathy: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) As a father and an educator, an important aspect of learning that is difficult to teach is empathy. I taught middle school for my entire classroom career. Pre-teens and teens are often consumed with themselves and their…

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Creating Identity-Safe Classrooms | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Is your classroom identity safe? Identity-safe classrooms are warm ecosystems in which teachers endeavour to ensure that all children feel that their social identity is an asset rather than a barrier to success. Children feel welcomed, supported and valued whoever they are and whatever their background. Teachers want the best for pupils and seek to be fair and aim to create strong culturally competent classroom communities. We might all think that we respectfully acknowledge each and every individual. We might also…

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Helping Learners to be Kind Online and Offline – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams October is National Bullying Prevention month. I like to focus on getting students to spread kindness and feel the benefits of being kind versus being mean to others. Many children play social games, such as Roblox and Fortnite, and experience cyberbullying much more than we did in the past. Many students have shared with me their experiences of…

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